St. Regis Ministries are arranged under the four Pillars of Stewardship: Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. Through these Pillars, parishioners are invited to experience, witness and live as good stewards in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. By making our parish a place of Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service, many opportunities are provided for parishioners to pray, participate and give while utilizing their God given time, talent and treasure.
Listed below are all our parish groups, which are called Ministries in reflection of our call to discipleship. To learn more about any of the Ministries, simply click on the name of the group.
The altar server assists the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Servers carry the cross, the processional candle(s), hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, assist the deacon in bringing vessels to the altar, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as needed. Contact person is Deacon Sam Adams email@example.com
Some Parishioners wash the purificators, coporal’s and altar cloths and towels that are used for Weekly and daily masses. There is also the opportunity to sew baptismal garments, altar linen or vestments. One of our members iron’s each of the altar server Albs. Contact Colleen Melchoir at 816-761-1608 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers a confidential safe listening space. This ministry empowers the laity in aspects of pastoral care which offers a healing compassionate presence.
This ministry volunteers provide either a baked or store bought birthday cake for those patients at Carrol Park Nursing Home on the patients actual birthday. Usually the cakes can be dropped off in the Parish Office and one of the staff members ensures the cake gets to the nursing home.
The Group decides on a book to read and meet regularly to discuss the content.
Sharing in one’s talents in support of the general maintenance of our parish building and the upkeep of the property grounds (mowing, trimming, snow removal) Plan improvements and respond to parish needs. Contact the Parish Office 816-761-1608 or Dave Meyers, email: email@example.com
Volunteers teach the Sunday scripture readings and to supervise age appropriate children in a separate room during the scripture readings and homily. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle and high school youth to help youngsters to learn the Word of the Lord. Contact person is Susan Duerr firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning English is a considerable challenge for many new Americans, especially adults. St. Regis hosts weekly meetings for beginners to more advanced people wanting to learn English. Classes are informal and tailored to student’s specific needs. By learning English, adult students can: Increase job opportunities and advancement, obtain High School Equivalency credentials and/or prepare for college, become a United States citizen, and improve communication with your children, neighbors, friends, and the community. Contact Cathy Albers email@example.com or contact the Parish Office at 816-761-1608.
Is dedicated to serving Christ by presenting opportunities for adult and youth faith formation to parishioners and to evangelize others outside the parish. EPL provides opportunities for education through scripture study, prayer groups, small group sessions, retreats, missions, other topics of interest. Contact person is Glen Ernstman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan and coordinate various events like the St Regis Academy Luau, The Tailgate Party, St. Regis Day/Fall Festival. Various Chair people.
Extraordinary Ministers are invited by Father to serve in this very important service. Extraordinary ministers will help with the distribution of the Holy Communion and the Precious Blood at Mass or bring Holy Communion to nursing homes, hospitals and home bound. Contact person is Pat Hanson email@example.com
Parish Members provide non-perishable food items the third Sunday of every month, which then provides foods for patrons that are in need of assistance from our parish community or surrounding community. Bring non-perishable food items the weekend Masses on the 3rd Sunday of the month or drop them by the office.
Luncheons take place in the Parish Hall, volunteer duties include making phone calls for food donations, setting up the hall, heating up or cooking the food, serving the food and once the meal is completed you do cleanup of the tables and kitchen area. The Funeral luncheons usually occur during the day. Contact Joan Sack, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To support the Church and our priest, build fraternal bonds, help meet community needs through charity, and provide financial security to our members with our insurance programs. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men age 18 and older. Contact Dave Vorbeck, email: email@example.com
The Ladies Auxiliary supports and provides assistance to the Knights of Columbus Council and organization. We also assist our parish community by providing help to the various organizations. We also provide support for organizations outside the church as well. Meetings are on the first Sunday of every month after the 8:30 Mass. Contact Sherry Falke, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist in the liturgy by proclaiming the first and/or second readings at Masses and special liturgies. The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God's presence in that Word. Contact person is Pat Hanson email@example.com
Will count the collections from the weekend and Holiday masses, as well as prepare/ review the deposit. When there is a second collection, they have to ensure that the first and second collections are separated. Deposits checks at bank. Contact Fr. Sean McCaffery.
An international organization with a local group at St. Regis and promotes total concentration to Mary through praying the Rosary, perform apostolic works and do Christian service. They meet at 9:30am on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact person is Theresa VanPelt firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Regis is always looking for parishioners in our music ministry for all of our weekend Masses. Music rolls include cantor, singers, instrumentalist and accompanist. We have both a piano and organ. Contact person is Diane Banks email@example.com
Members are an advisory board to the pastor and listen, plan and advise the pastor on parish needs. Council members are made up of the Chars of the other Councils in the Parish and can have At Large members. Contact person is the Pastor.
This Council is made up of the Memorials, Planned Giving, Stewardship, PR/Donor Relations, Marketing, School Recruitment, Grants and Alumni Subcommittees. The Development Council addresses the unique challenges of our parish and school by instituting program of visioning, planning, public relations and charitable giving concepts. Contact Person is Bill Massop, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is being reorganized.
Transportation: Picking up a parishioner that is unable to drive and taking them to their scheduled Dr’s appointment and staying there with them until the visit is complete and returning them back to their home safely. Contact Pat Filley, email: email@example.com
Helping to make the Parish a center of life, where parishioners understand the issues and the importance of meeting the needs of those most vulnerable. Contact Mary Ernstmann, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconciliation, First Communion (Eucharist), Confirmation and Marriage prep are offered at appropriate times of the year for those wanting to prepare for receiving these Sacraments for the first time. Our Parish School and SOR provide 1st-8th graders preparation for Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. The RCIA program provides the same for adults. Parish volunteers are welcome to help instruct these classes. For marriage preparation, please contact the parish office to meet with a priest or deacon. Contact person is Susan Duerr, email@example.com.
The Sacristan undertakes the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations. The sacristan arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions, and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses and candles. Contact person is Larry Hayden, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Soup Kitchen is located off 39th and Troost and Parish members from St. John Francis Regis gather as good stewards to minister to those in need, by serving a meal, cleaning up after the patrons have finished their meal. Contact Mary Ernstmann, email email@example.com
The School of Religion (SOR) is a formal religious education program with a mission to provide Catholic education for those unable to benefit from the parochial school system. SOR classes are offered to parish children from kindergarten through eighth grade and meet on Wednesday evenings in our Parish School from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Parishioners care encourage to volunteer to help in the SOR instructions. Contact person is Susan Duerr , firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Regis parishioners involved in the Serra Club are members of the South East Kansas City Chapter. It is made up of Catholic men and women whose objectives are to fosters and promote vocation to the priesthood and religious life and to assist its members to recognize and respond in their own lives to God’s call to holiness. Contact person is Homer Radford email@example.com
Over the years we have helped this village in El Salvador with money, etc. for basic needs for the church and home. Now our mission is focusing more towards education to ensure a more secure future so that their young people may stay at home rather than leave. Contact Alex Pope, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Provide a culture of social service that encourages respect for life and support for those in need through parish outreach ministries to the poor. the shut in, prisoners, sister parish Ita Maura and in our neighborhood nursing hoe, immigrants and community.
Volunteers are needed for the position of Athletic Director as well as coaches, assistant coaches and help coordinate and work at various sporting events for St. Regis Academy and Parish Children. Contact Ryan Scarborough, email@example.com. .
Scripture sharing meets on Thursdays at 9am reflecting on the upcoming Sunday readings. Faith Formation sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Announcements will be made after Masses and in the bulletin when a new class begins. Contact person is Glen Ernstmann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stewardship Council promotes the Stewardship as a way of life for all parishioners by creating awareness that everything we have is given to us by God and he entrusted us with the gifts of time, talent and treasure to respond to his love by sharing these gifts freely. The Council key activities are to promote the ministries of the parish and host the annual ministry fairs and pledge Sunday. Contact person is Mike Apprill, email@example.com.
Greeters and Ushers have many responsibilities before, during and after the liturgical celebrations and need ample opportunity to learn and practice what they are expected to do. In addition to serving during weekend Masses, they may be called upon to assist at baptisms, wedding, funerals and other parish celebrations. Contact Pat Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help the faculty and office staff here needed and based on volunteers’ interest. Contact Marylin Moore at 816-763-5837.
Stuff envelopes, answers phone calls over lunches or days that Colleen is not in the office, among other small duties assigned. Contact Colleen Melchior at 816-761-1608
The website committee works on keeping information updated on the website and creating new content when requested. No programming knowledge is necessary. A good volunteer should be familiar with typical desktop publishing and be a good communicator. Contact Deacon Robert Falke, email@example.com.
The Worship Council is committed to the enrichment of communal prayer through hearing the Word, sharing the Eucharist, extending hospitality and experiencing music and the arts. Contact person is Pat Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday nights middle school and high school students are invited to the St. Regis Youth Nights from 7-8:30pm. Youth nights are a time for food, fellowship, learning, prayer, and fun. Contact person is Michelle Ismert, email@example.com.